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W&T Offshore to Present at the IPAA Oil and Gas Investment Symposium

HOUSTON, April 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- W&T Offshore, Inc. (NYSE: WTI) announced today that the Company will be presenting at the 2009 IPAA Oil and Gas Investment Symposium to be held on April 20 - 22, 2009, at the Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers in New York City.

Tracy Krohn, W&T Offshore's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, is scheduled to present on Tuesday, April 21, at 3:45 p.m. Eastern Time. The audio presentation and accompanying slides will be broadcast live over the Internet. The webcast link can be accessed live and for replay by visiting the Company's website at www.wtoffshore.com.

About W&T Offshore

W&T Offshore is an independent oil and natural gas company focused primarily in the Gulf of Mexico, including exploration in the deepwater and deep shelf regions, where it has developed significant technical expertise. W&T has grown through acquisition, exploitation and exploration and now holds working interests in over 148 fields in federal and state waters and a majority of its daily production is derived from wells it operates. For more information on W&T Offshore, please visit its Web site at www.wtoffshore.com.

Contacts: Manuel Mondragon, Vice President, Finance investorrelations@wtoffshore.com 713-297-8024

Ken Dennard / ksdennard@drg-e.com Lisa Elliott / lelliott@drg-e.com DRG&E / 713-529-6600

SOURCE W&T Offshore, Inc. 04/17/2009 CONTACT: Manuel Mondragon, Vice President, Finance of W&T Offshore Inc., +1-713-297-8024investorrelations@wtoffshore.com; or Ken Dennardksdennard@drg-e.com, or Lisa Elliott, lelliott@drg-e.com, both of DRG&E +1-713-529-6600, for W&T Offshore, Inc. /Web Site: http://www.wtoffshore.com (WTI)